Announcing WormBase ParaSite 19
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by stephbrown28
4M ago
We are pleased to announce the 19th release of WormBase ParaSite (WBPS19), bringing new and updated genomes, data from RNASeq studies, and additional annotation files for download. WBPS19 hosts 274 different genomes representing 208 distinct species, includes an additional 41 new genome assemblies for 14 existing and 27 new species. Additional Species Bradynema listronoti (PRJNA842945 ..read more
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Exciting Helminth Research Positions Available
WormBase ParaSite Blog
by Dionysis Grigoriadis
1y ago
There are two exciting positions in the field of helminth research. If you are passionate about parasitic diseases, these opportunities might be for you! If this doesn’t align with your interests but you know someone who might be interested, please feel free to forward this to them. Bioinformatician – University of Glasgow Post-Doctoral Researcher ..read more
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Display variants on AlphaFold-predicted 3D protein structures
WormBase ParaSite Blog
by Dionysis Grigoriadis
1y ago
]You’ve sequenced your samples and identified variants. Great! Now, here’s how you can use WormBase ParaSite’s new feature to find out the effect of your variants on 3D AlphaFold protein structures and interactions: 2. Click the ‘Variant Effect Predictor’ button to open the VEP web tool and enter your input data using instructions in the ..read more
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WormBase ParaSite is hiring!
WormBase ParaSite Blog
by Dionysis Grigoriadis
1y ago
We have an exciting opportunity for a Bioinformatician in the School of Infection and Immunity, University of Glasgow. The post is available either for an experienced Bioinformatician (grade 7) or a less experienced Bioinformatician (grade 6) that wants to further develop their skills. You will work on a range of data analysis, data integration, curatorial ..read more
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WormBase ParaSite Release 18: Our Biggest Update Yet
WormBase ParaSite Blog
by Dionysis Grigoriadis
1y ago
We are thrilled to announce the release of WormBase ParaSite 18 (WBPS18), our most comprehensive update yet, with the largest number of new genomes and updated annotations since the resource was first launched! WBPS18 hosts 240 different genomes from 181 species. Highlights New Species New Trematodes (Flukes) Genome Updates Trematodes (Flukes) Pairwise Whole Genome Alignments ..read more
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Tutorial: Visualise pairwise genome alignments between WBPS genomes
WormBase ParaSite Blog
by Dionysis Grigoriadis
1y ago
From release 18 (WBPS18), users can browse and visualise whole genome alignments between genomes in the same taxonomic group. Cactus, a next-generation aligner that stores whole-genome alignments in a graph structure, was utilised to calculate multiple pairwise genome alignments between WBPS genomes. These genomes have been assigned to 5 big taxonomic groups, and pairwise alignments ..read more
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by Dionysis Grigoriadis
1y ago
If you’re using WormBase ParaSite, then you should subscribe to our newsletter! Each issue of the newsletter includes updates on WormBase Parasite database improvements and new features, career opportunities, and upcoming conferences and workshops. Subscribing to the WormBase Parasite newsletter is easy! Simply fill out the subscription form at https://forms.gle/gN5NqZJ3FeVDkpTA8 and stay updated with our ..read more
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Brugia pahangi material available
WormBase ParaSite Blog
by Faye Rodgers
1y ago
The Devaney group have small numbers of adult B. pahangi and larger numbers of Mf available to others for research purposes.  If this would be useful, please contact eileen.devaney@glasgow.ac.uk with approximate numbers, life stage required and whether fresh or frozen material is suitable. The B. pahangi life cycle is funded by a grant from the ..read more
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WormBase ParaSite needs your help to secure future funding
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by Dionysis Grigoriadis
1y ago
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AlphaFold 3D protein structures are now browsable from WormBase ParaSite
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by Dionysis Grigoriadis
1y ago
Only a few months after the latest release of the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database that added three-dimensional (3D) structures of complete proteomes for 7 parasitic worms, we announce the full integration of these 3D models into WormBase ParaSite. For the first time in WormBase ParaSite, you can browse 3D protein structures visualised in a user-friendly and ..read more
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